Large organizations, which hold unique value proposition within their employees and external stakeholders, considered as great places to work, known for clear-cut HR policies and providing work-life balance to their employees.
Who doesn’t want to associate with such organizations, everyone aspires to be.
But does it always worth it. Should we not think twice while accepting job offers from such big dreamy organizations? Should we blindly follow the hype created?
Sometimes the brand name is so irresistible that candidates tend to forget to take into consideration their long-term goals or fail to properly analyze the offered profile.
You need to look at the large picture of your professional aspirations and goals, and ask this question to yourself and then evaluate the job opportunity.
What do you want to achieve in the upcoming years? ( Read here about how to plan your career)
Will you be able to achieve the goals you have set for yourself, with the kind of profile you have been offered?
If you are the kind of person, who is always more inclined to explore the nitty-gritty of the job, how it affects business and how things really work, rather than stuck in a mechanical role and be a small part of the overall big process or project. If this is the case then big organizations might not be the best fit for you. They might not be able to satisfy your thirst to understand things or processes from a 360-degree angle.
Smaller organization or startups can be your cup of tea. It is somewhat difficult to create your own personal brand in a big organization as compared to startups or small organizations.
In a small organization you can market yourself, can play various roles and can learn a variety of things when the company goes through a series of growth phases.
That is true that large organizations generally have highly organized work culture, great systems, and policies in place, but if these things matter second to you and what you are looking for is entrepreneurship zeal, passionate working and willing to give your 100% to your organization and wants to grow along with the organization. Then it is better to opt a challenging role in a non-branded organization, preferably startups.
Although before taking any decision it is important to evaluate the job profile the organization is offering.